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Wizards Insider: October 5, 2008 - October 11, 2008

Jamison Aiming For Quick Return

Antawn Jamison just stepped out to meet the press and said his right knee, the one with a contusion, is feeling better. Not only does Antawn think that he's going to play in the Oct. 29 regular season opener, he's aiming at possibly playing in the final two preseason...

By Ivan Carter  |  October 10, 2008; 6:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
 
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Ivan's Going to Europe

Editor's note: One of the proprietors of this blog -- Wizards beat reporter Ivan Carter -- somehow convinced management to send him to Europe with the team. But why not let him tell you about it?...

By Jon DeNunzio  |  October 10, 2008; 2:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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Wizards Release F Taj McCullough

The Wizards today released rookie forward Taj McCullough. The roster stands at 17 players (including injured G Gilbert Arenas and injured C Brendan Haywood) going into tonight's preseason game against the Pistons at Verizon Center....

By Ivan Carter  |  October 10, 2008; 11:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
 
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The Other Side: Detroit Pistons

After the Detroit Pistons finished Eastern Conference runner-up for the third consecutive year, Pistons President of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars fired Flip Saunders and promised that he would make "significant changes" to his team in the offseason. He bluntly sent a message to every player on his roster that "everybody...

By Michael Lee  |  October 10, 2008; 9:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Thursday Update

After playing back-to-back nights and with a long trip to Germany looming Saturday following tomorrow night's game against the Pistons, Coach Eddie Jordan gave his team a much-needed day off today. No practice. No meetings. Just rest. Given the injuries that have hit so far, that was probably a...

By Ivan Carter  |  October 9, 2008; 4:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
 
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JaVale McGee Busts Out In Wizards Win

After JaVale McGee threw down yet another monster dunk - this one to complete a fast break in the fourth quarter of Washington's 89-80 win over the Grizzlies tonight - I looked over at the Wiz bench where the veterans were hooting and hollering. Caron Butler looked over at...

By Ivan Carter  |  October 8, 2008; 11:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (62)
 
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Haywood Has Ligament Tear (Updated)

The official announcements from the Wizards: Wizards forward Antawn Jamison has been diagnosed with a right knee contusion after an MRI today revealed no other damage. No timetable has been set for his return, but Jamison is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season. Jamison left...

By Alexa Steele  |  October 8, 2008; 5:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (59)
 
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Haywood out 4-6 Months, Jamison Hopes to Return For Opener

(Updated) As you read in the previous post, the WIzards received some terrible and some not-so-bad news today. Center Brendan Haywood will undergo surgery on his right wrist that is expected to keep him out four to six months, all but ending his season. Antawn Jamison, who went down...

By Ivan Carter  |  October 8, 2008; 1:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
 
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The Other Side: Memphis Grizzlies

Every time the Wizards head to Memphis for a game, it always takes me back to the first regular season game I covered for the Post in 2004. It also happened to be Antawn Jamison's first game as a Wizard and it set the tone for the leadership and the...

By Michael Lee  |  October 8, 2008; 11:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Jamison Thinks Injury Is Not Serious

Antawn Jamison, who went down with a strained right patella tendon in the first quarter tonight, was walking around after the game and said he is hopeful that the injury is not serious. Jamison is flying to Memphis with the team tonight and will undergo an MRI tomorrow. "I'm...

By Ivan Carter  |  October 7, 2008; 11:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
 
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Haywood To See Specialist, Jamison down

Center Brendan Haywood, who missed tonight's presason opener at Dallas with a wrist injury, will be in New York tomorrow to see a hand specialist. Haywood also met with hand specialist today and according to a source familiar with the situation, the specialist advised Haywood to undergo a surgical...

By Ivan Carter  |  October 7, 2008; 8:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
 
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The Other Side: Dallas Mavericks

We're just a bunch of Mavericks doing maverick-y things! (AP Photo/Donna McWilliam) This has been some summer for the Dallas Mavericks. Since the Mavericks were eliminated by the New Orleans Hornets in the first round of the playoffs, Avery Johnson was fired and replaced with Rick Carlisle; Josh Howard...

By Michael Lee  |  October 7, 2008; 9:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
 
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Gearing Up For Dallas

The Wizards took a day off yesterday but hit the court again today and will start getting for the first two preseason games: Tuesday night at Dallas and Wednesday night at Memphis. The interesting thing about this week is that it includes three games (also the home tilt Friday...

By Ivan Carter  |  October 6, 2008; 10:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
 
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